Iindividuals with diabetes in Italy 2010-2018

In 2018, roughly 3.3 million Italians suffered from diabetes mellitus. This was an increase compared to 2010, when 2.9 million individuals were affected by this disease. The number of cases grew remarkably between 2011 and 2012, before gradually decreasing until 2016. However, in 2017 the number of people affected by this health condition reached a peak.  

Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus

The number of cases was inversely related to the age of patients. As a matter of fact, diabetes was much more common among old people than among younger individuals . In 2018, over one million people aged 65 to 74 years and about 1.3 million aged 75 years and over were affected by diabetes mellitus in Italy. Diabetes was more widespread among women than among men. Also, the number of females who died because of diabetes mellitus was much higher than the number of males. Indeed, as of 2017, over 12.2 thousand women died from diabetes.

Drugs to treat diabetes

In Italy, the sales value of drugs used to treat diabetes increased from 742.2 million euros in 2011 to 956.9 million euros in 2018. Insulin – with a market share of 48.4 percent in 2016 – was the type of medication mainly used to treat diabetes.

Number of individuals suffering from diabetes in Italy from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2010 to 2018

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